• Ali Wong’s next Netflix project is a romcom and it has a trailer

    Ali Wong and Randall Park are co-starring in a new Netflix rom-com. The streaming provider released a teaser for their new original film, Always Be My Maybe via their Instagram account. The teaser also announced that the film will be available for streaming on May 31, the last day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Always Be My Maybe examines the ‘friend zone’ The title of the film is a

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    HBO orders space tourism comedy from Veep creator

    Veep ends its award-winning run this year, but HBO will keep creator Armando Iannucci around when it’s over. HBO greenlighted a space comedy pilot from the Veep mastermind called Avenue 5. Avenue 5 stars Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, House’s Hugh Laurie, Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods, and Lovesick’s Nikki Amuka-Bird. Iannucci created, wrote, and executive produces the pilot about space tourism 40 years in the future when the solar system

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    Childish Gambino gives away Adidas at Coachella in the most Childish Gambino way

    Donald Glover is hawking shoes in the most Gambino possible way. The comedian-rapper-actor-writer-multi-hyphenate released a nearly seven-minute short film starring Mo’Nique to promote his new shoe line with Adidas. The shoes are a re-imagination of classic Adidas styles including the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe, but the shoes themselves get lost in the bizarre and absurdist filmmaking style of Glover. In the video, Mo’Nique chides and gives Glover

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    Will Arturo Castro be Comedy Central’s next sketch comedy star?

    Comedy Central released a trailer for its next (hopefully) hit sketch series, Alternatino with Arturo Castro. Alternatino will showcase star and creator Arturo Castro’s perspective on relationships, life’s awkward moments, and what it means to be a Latin millennial. The sketch series premieres this summer. Viewers may recognize Castro from his role as Jaime on the recently departed hit Broad City. “Comedy Central has been my home for the past

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    Los Espookys adds to HBO’s Spanish language library

    Los Espookys has a premiere date on HBO. The new Spanish language comedy series will premiere June 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Los Espookys comes from the minds of Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres alongside Lorne Michaels. The six-episode first season will follow a group of friends who start a business based on their shared love of horror movies. The series takes place in an imagined version of

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    Late Night with Seth Meyers will go long Thursday to cover Mueller report

    Late Night With Seth Meyers is going even later Thursday to make time to discuss the Mueller report in depth. Seth Meyers and his writing team hope to leave no joke unturned in its jampacked episode. The show will run 90 minutes to analyze the report in one of his classic A Closer Look segments. A Closer Look has become one of the signature segments on the show. In it,

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    BET adds second Lena Waithe show to its line-up

    Lena Waithe is bringing her Twenties to BET. April has been a busy month for the Emmy-winning writer. Earlier this month, BET announced Boomerang, which Waithe is an executive producer on, will return for a second season and this week it was announced that Waithe will join the cast of Westworld’s third season. Now, the cable network wants an additional show from the Ready Player One star. Twenties follows a

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    Bernie Sanders ain’t happy on Tax Day in satirical video

    James Adomian is trying to get you through Tax Day as Bernie Sanders. The comedian and voice actor dusted off his Sanders impression to release a new YouTube video. In the video, Adomian plays the 2020 presidential hopeful as he tries to cram 10 years of tax returns into one day. The video shows Sanders sadly realizing how rich he is and therefore doesn’t pay enough taxes. The presidential candidate

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    British comic Ian Cognito died on stage; audience thought it was a bit

    Veteran British comedian Ian Cognito truly had a show that was impossible to follow Thursday evening when he tragically died on stage. The comic, 60, reportedly sat down and put his arms and heads back, leading the audience to believe the routine was part of his act. “He came out feeling really sick. We just sat there for five minutes watching him, laughing at him,” John Ostojak told the BBC.

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    Kate McKinnon tests drama in new Hulu miniseries

    Kate McKinnon is coming to Hulu. The SNL actress has been cast in an upcoming Hulu show called The Dropout which is based on the ABC News/ABC Radio podcast of the same name about Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. McKinnon will play Holmes, the tech prodigy-turned-notorious fraudster. The Ghostbusters star will also serve as executive producer. Producers of The Dropout podcast, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, will also serve as

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    HBO wants more Barry; renews dark comedy for third season

    HBO decided they want more Barry and more NoHo Hank and, of course, more Henry Winkler as charismatic acting coach Gene Cousineau. Bill Hader’s creation got the renewal just days after Season Two’s second episode aired Sunday night. Critics are loving Barry, with various guilds nominating the show for a slew of awards. Last year, Barry earned three Emmys for Hader, Winkler, and sound mixing. Hader earned directing accolades for

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    Chris Lilley Netflix character causes controversy over potential blackface

    Chris Lilley is coming to Netflix, but one of his characters is stirring up controversy online. Netflix released a trailer introducing the characters Lilley will portray on the new series, Lunatics. Lunatics will premiere on April 19 and feature Lilley playing six different characters in first season’s 10 episodes. Lilley rose to prominence when his show Summer Heights High became a cult hit. He later made Ja’mie: Private School Girl

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    Wanda Sykes: Not Normal first hourlong Netflix special from a Black woman

    Wanda Sykes has a new special coming out on Netflix. The veteran stand-up’s special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will launch globally on May 21. While not much is known about the content of the special, Netflix said in a release that the hour-long comedy special will feature a healthy serving of political critique. Sykes isn’t shy to say that the current political climate is “not normal.” This year, Sykes has

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    Netflix Is A Joke now has its own SiriusXM channel as Netflix slowly consumes your entire life

    Netflix is coming t radio with a new SiriusXM channel, Netflix Is A Joke Radio. Starting April 15, the new channel will feature the streaming service’s stand-up library in audio form, comedic talk shows, and original radio programming. The channel is the first audio venture for Netflix’s comedy content and will be a full-time comedy channel to air exclusively on SiriusXM ch. 93. Over the past few years, Netflix has distinguished

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    Hasan Minhaj, Hannah Gadsby earn Peabody Award nominations

    The Peabody Award nominations are out and many comedies have made the cut this year. The Peabody Award jurors announced 60 nominees on Tuesday that are described as representing “the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018.” Named for George Foster Peabody, the awards started in the 1940s as an award to honor excellence in storytelling for radio. This year, 19 jurors selected the

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